The main framework of the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology, can be summarized as:

  • Joint Venture Research cooperation
  • Exchange of Students and Professors
  • Joint Master and PhD Programmes
  • Cooperation between Science and Technology Parks



  • Signing MOU with neighbouring and Muslim countries;
  • Signing MOU with high standard universities abroad;
  • Foster the language and culture chairs in universities;
  • Collaboration in the fields of the Persian language and Literature, as well as Iran, Middle Eastern and Islamic studies;
  • Scientific cooperation between the local and international organisations
  • Hosting and attending International events:
    • Conferences
    • Workshops
    • Exhibitions
  • Supporting Full Scholarships;
  • Exchange of academics on Sabbatical leaves;
  • Exchange of scientists, professors, scholars to implement the joint research and educational projects;
  • Exchange of students on long- and short-term scientific programs upon the mutual agreement;
  • Establishment of branches of universities in other countries;
  • Direct collaboration amongst universities, higher education and research institutions of the two countries;
  • Cooperation between Science and Technology parks, and incubators;
  • Bi-lateral and multi-lateral research programs and projects;
  • Establish a joint expert committee for scientific and technological cooperation;
  • Scientific collaboration with Iranian experts in foreign countries;
  • Mutual scientific publications/journals.
  • Joint Committee for a group of university rectors from Iran and other countries